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Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon
J-L Groux / Dean Stoyka
271 days in oak barrels
An assemblage of 48% Chardonnay, 44% Sauvignon Blanc and 9% Sémillon with a shimmering deep lemon hue. Instantly engaging nose with poached pear, pineapple, sweet lemon blossom, verbena, honey, and fresh thyme. On the palate, generous ripe fruit flavours combine with balanced alcohol for a voluptuous and generous mouthfeel. Harmonious and intriguing, this wine will only get better and more complex with time.
Defined by highly variable weather, 2021 was unpredictable from start to finish. The year started with warmer than average, January temperatures. Spring settled into predictably seasonal temperatures and generally dry conditions – a great start to the growing season. As the summer progressed, hot and dry conditions prevailed. Despite unexpected scattered rain and severe thunderstorms at the end of the month, extreme heat and drought were the predominant challenges faced in August. Unstable weather in the fall presented challenging harvest conditions. Rain and humidity at inopportune times required a strategic approach to picking grapes at their peak. Many of the red varieties were harvested at the tail end of November and in early December.
Lightweight Eco Bottles
2021 Stratus White is housed in '"featherweight" glass. This is Stratus' most recent step in our journey toward a more mindful footprint. At less than 370 grams each, each glass bottle is less than half the weight of its original 790-gram counterpart. Saving glass weight reduces the use of non-renewable raw materials, energy and emissions. We are also proud to announce that the benefits of lightweight glass will be extended to our entire lineup of 2021 wines. This is a saving of over 5kg per case, amounting to 35 metric tonnes of glass weight per vintage.